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    information technology - network specialist


      Video: Information Technology - Network Specialist

      Program Number: 10-150-2
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Associate of Applied Science Degree
      Campus: Fond du Lac, most courses available at the West Bend campus.
      This program is eligible for financial aid

      Program Description

      Students can earn both the Information Technology - Network Specialist and Information Technology - Technical Support Specialist associate of applied science degrees in only five terms (an additional 12 credits) by following the Dual Degree Information Technology - Network Specialist and Information Technology - Technical Support Specialist program guide.

      The Information Technology - Network Specialist program prepares students with the skills and knowledge to provide businesses and organizations with computer network support, network installation, network administration, network design and integration. Coursework also prepares students to acquire nationally recognized industry certification. In order to better meet corporate demands for information sharing, integrated technologies are a major component of the program.

      Coursework may be offered in a sequence and time frame to meet the needs of part-time and full-time students. A major strength of the program is instruction based on industry standards and certification. Required courses help prepare students for the Comp TIA A+ certification and the Comp TIA Network+ certification.

      Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

      • $41,596

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
      • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
      • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

      Program Outcomes

      • Implement computer networks.
      • Implement client systems.
      • Implement server operating systems.
      • Implement network security components.
      • Develop technical documentation.
      • Troubleshoot network systems.

      Career Opportunities

      • Network Analyst
      • Network Administrator
      • Network Specialist
      • Network Manager
      • Network Integration Specialist

      Admission Process

      Visit the Admissions Page for details


      Semester 1
      103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
      150-102Introduction to O/S3
      801-136English Composition 13
      804-1xxMathematics Course3
      890-101**College 1012
      Semester 2
      150-120Microsoft Servers3
      154-113Help Desk Concepts3
      154-116Computer Software Support3
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      Semester 3
      150-141Computer Network Installation3
      150-191Principles of Information Security3
      154-117Computer Hardware Support3
      154-125Mobile Device Management3
      801-197Technical Reporting3
      Semester 4
      150-110Cloud Computing3
      150-115Emerging Innovations in Technology3
      150-126Internet of Things3
      150-130IT Administration3
      809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements63

      Institutional Requirements

      ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

      Program Guide

      For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

      Transfer Opportunities

      Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

      Additional Information

      *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

      For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.